Bringing Light to the Anguish of Rosacea

June 10, 2020

It’s hard to think what could be more disheartening. Rosacea is right out there where everybody can see, in most cases. The cause is not 100% certain. And although there are steps you can take to relieve or minimize it, there’s no telling how long rosacea will last without treatment. If anguish is too strong a word for this, we’d be happy to consider other suggestions.

Where does rosacea come from? To some extent it runs in families and is especially likely to trouble people with fair skin. Sun and wind, alcohol, and certain foods can trigger a flare up, so regulating our exposure to these factors can help. But isn’t there a more direct and emphatic way to deal with the redness, bumps, and soreness that arise from rosacea?

The Right Kind of Light

Intense-Pulsed Light technology, or IPL, can relieve the appearance and suffering that comes with rosacea and, at the same time, reduce the appearance of broken capillaries, sun damage, brown spots, and age spots on the face, hands, or most anywhere. Because IPL light therapy stimulates collagen production, it can help restore the volume that skin naturally loses when collagen levels decline as we age.

This new option can remove discoloration and even smooth the skin further by diminishing the size of pores, so people see their skin recover from the effects of rosacea while also reducing the overall effects of age and exposure by stimulating the body’s own production of collagen to relieve wrinkles and fine lines.

The Benefits of a Broad Spectrum

People see transformative results in only a few treatments, due importantly to the broad-spectrum light energy applied through IPL. Blood vessels and damaged skin cells that show up as discoloration readily absorb the energy of Intense Pulsed Light therapy, because it combines natural light energy and radiofrequencies, harnessing them to place the benefits at the specific skin levels where it can do the most good. The result is clear, smooth, rejuvenated skin, without the raw look and recovery time of a chemical peel. The treatment takes only a few minutes, and results in no downtime whatsoever.

The Many Options We Offer

Dermatology Consultants can advise you how IPL can address rosacea, and several options are available depending on your own condition and skin type. The board-certified dermatologists at our Marietta and Covington offices use the Palomar StarLux500 system for IPL treatments. This procedure minimizes your skin’s exposure and is also more comfortable than traditional photo-rejuvenation.

Our Buckhead office uses the Palomar Icon Aesthetic System, the next generation of technology. The Palomar Icon includes the only FDA-cleared melanin reader, providing fast treatments with excellent outcomes and a comfortable patient experience. Our Buckhead and Marietta offices also offer the MaxG Optimized Light Handpiece for superior vessel and pigment clearance. It works to close larger, deeper facial vessels, giving you a comfortable, no down-time treatment for a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

There’s no reason to be patient with the anguish of rosacea. There are steps you can take to relieve it, and we offer them here. Schedule your consultation today to see what Intense Pulsed Light therapy can do for you.

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